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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Blake Snell (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
41 of 50 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 14
Best Rank# 4# 8
Worst Rank# 27# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 43
Best Rank# 32# 36
Worst Rank# 50# 49
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts191188
Wins1111
Saves00
ERA3.453.43
WHIP1.131.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 13# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 13
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 13# 18
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 14
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 14
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 10# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 12
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1311
   
Games Started1311
   
Innings Pitched74.250.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses52
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5542
   
Earned Runs2518
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts9163
   
Walks1818
   
ERA3.053.24
   
WHIP0.991.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3028
   
Games Started2928
   
Innings Pitched165.5151.4
   
Wins1111
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed141123
   
Earned Runs6358
   
Home Runs Allowed2019
   
Strikeouts191188
   
Walks4653
   
ERA3.453.43
   
WHIP1.131.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
News 
 Brandon Woodruff (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven over six innings against the Padres on Monday, earning the win.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 20th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday. Snell struck out 7 in the outing and walked 2.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
 Brandon Woodruff allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 14th
Blake Snell pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up 3 earned runs in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Tuesday. Snell struck out 1 and walked 2 in the outing.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 14th
 Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out eight over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. He did not factor in the decision.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
Blake Snell gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings pitched in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Wednesday. Snell struck out 8 in the outing and walked 4.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 7th
 Brandon Woodruff allowed three earned runs over four innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Thursday. He allowed six hits and two walks, while striking out five.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Apr 1st
Blake Snell pitched 4.2 innings of shutout baseball for the Padres on Friday.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Brandon Woodruff has been named the Brewers' Opening Day starter against the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 18th
Padres LHP Blake Snell will start the fourth game of Spring Training.
Brad Camara
Sat, Feb 27th
Notes 
 There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Blake Snell made 16 starts in 2020, including the playoffs, and didn't finish six innings in any of them. In fact, the lefty hasn't completed six innings since July 21st, 2019. This is a killer for fantasy leagues that use quality starts as a category, but Snell still has the skills to be useful for fantasy purposes. If he had the innings to qualify then Snell would have the second-best swinging strike rate among starters since the beginning of '19. Perhaps the Padres will allow him to pitch deeper into starts. This could be a case of efficiency meeting added volume, which usually equates to fantasy goodness.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros